831.6363/10–2948: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Embassy in Venezuela

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464. Dept approves suggestion note be sent FonOff text of which should be as follows:

“I have honor inform Your Excellency in accordance our conversation Oct 27 my Govt proposes send Ven three technical experts in plant protection to cooperate Ven Govt in studies of mutual interest. James W. Coulter and Paul L. Hopper have been selected this purpose and there will probably be one other individual whose name will be furnished later. They intend depart from US in latter part Nov.

“As I previously informed Your Excellency these three persons will be responsible to me while in Ven. They will make survey properties [Page 770]oil industry and results their studies will be available to Ven Govt and companies concerned.

“I should be pleased know whether Your Excellency’s Govt would wish designate one or more persons collaborate with these technical experts in making survey which I referred.”

If you perceive objection foregoing inform Dept.

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Lovett